Despite popularity, theaters are dropping ‘Gosnell’ movie

The filmmakers behind "Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer" have questioned why hundreds of theaters have dropped the pro-life movie despite a strong opening performance. They also shared of various reports of moviegoers being misled or flat-out prevented from buying tickets to … [Read More...]

San Jose bishop names 15 priests accused of child sex abuse

The Catholic Diocese of San Jose on Thursday released the names of 15 clergy members who were known by the church to be child sex abusers. At least nine priests on the list are dead, and the rest are permanently banned from the ministry. Many of the allegations were already publicly known through … [Read More...]

San Rafael church won’t be forced to pay “special tax”

In a case that could benefit churches statewide, the Pacific Justice Institute convinced the Marin County Superior Court to declare a voter-approved local property tax unconstitutional as applied to a local church. On October 9, PJI attorney Ray Hacke represented Valley Baptist Church of San … [Read More...]

Embattled pastoral associate at San Diego parish submits resignation

The pastoral associate of a San Diego parish in the heart of the city's well-known gay-friendly Hillcrest neighborhood has submitted his resignation "out of fear for my family and myself." In an Oct. 19 email to friends and associates, Aaron Bianco, who submitted his resignation to Bishop Robert … [Read More...]

“Purposefully employing ambiguous language”

Australia’s national organisation of Catholic students has asked the Youth Synod to address “ambiguity” over Church teaching on issues such as contraception and Communion for the remarried. In an open letter signed by 217 young Catholics, the Australian Catholic Students Association (ACSA) say … [Read More...]

Churches worth driving to

Name of Church Queen of Life Catholic Chapel Address Located at the Busch Group Offices, 2532 Dupont Drive, Irvine, CA 92612 Phone number 949-474-7368 Website www.queenoflifechapel.org Mass times Monday – Friday, 11:50 a.m. The chapel is an oratory operating with the blessing of the … [Read More...]

Two ejected from ‘listening session’ in San Diego

On Wednesday, two Catholic men were thrown out of a diocesan event in San Diego with little explanation. Hidden-camera footage shows the two men getting thrown out of Nativity Church, where Bp. Robert McElroy was holding a question-and-answer session on the sex abuse scandal. The event was free … [Read More...]

Viganò issues third testimony

The following is a third letter from Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, issued in response to an open letter from Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.  On the Feast of the North American Martyrs To bear witness to corruption in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church was a … [Read More...]

“In the spirit of the Synod of Youth taking place in Rome”

In celebration of the 487th anniversary of the miraculous apparitions of the Virgin of Guadalupe to St. Juan Diego, this year La Peregrina, a pilgrim image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, will start the annual pilgrimage with visits to parishes in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, Oct. 27-Nov. 3. In … [Read More...]

Peace begins in the womb

In a county where expressions of opposition and resistance are a standard feature of the local landscape, three Catholic women praying the rosary quietly together outside the Planned Parenthood facility in downtown San Rafael elicited strong emotions on Sept. 26. It was the first day of the 40 Days … [Read More...]

Fresno diocese hesitates on naming priests accused of sex crimes

Bishop Armando X. Ochoa is working with a review board to determine what information the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno may release about area priests accused of sexual misconduct, including the possibility of publicly identifying those priests by name. Teresa Dominguez, chancellor for the … [Read More...]

California drags Little Sisters of the Poor back into court

An order of nuns that was in the national spotlight during the Obama years is due back in federal court this week, defending their right to live according to their religious beliefs. In State of California v. Little Sisters of the Poor, California is suing to end a 2017 regulation that gives … [Read More...]

Italian journalist Sandro Magister: If pope truly wants reform, he should get rid of these prelates

Ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick is not the only wrong person on whom Francis bet. At least three others can be pointed out in the upper levels of the hierarchy, each one tied with double thread to the changes that this pope wants to introduce into the Church. Then there is Belgian cardinal Godfried … [Read More...]

Thousands gather at LA cathedral to celebrate St. Oscar Romero

Thousands of Catholics in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles gathered in the cathedral on Sunday to celebrate as Oscar Romero was canonized in Rome. St. Oscar Romero was canonized by Pope Francis Oct. 14, together with six other new saints. That same day, an estimated 3,000 people gathered at the … [Read More...]